CHANDLER RETURNS TO LEAD WAVERLY'S EFFORTS AT SMALL SCHOOL OPEN INVITATIONAL
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 1, 2020 | Photo courtesy Chela Bubniak
CORTLAND — Waverly senior Isaac Chandler returned to action after missing more than a month with an injury, and made an immediate impact at the Section IV Small School Open Track & Field Invitational here Saturday evening at SUNY Cortland.
Chandler, who set the school indoor record with a vault of 15-feet in his last action on Dec. 15, won the pole vault Saturday, clearing the bar at 14-feet.
Junior Collin Wright finished second in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 10:20.6, and sophomore Gavin Schillmoeller was 19th in 13:17.05. Wright also finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:54.45, and sophomore Nate Ackley was ninth in 5:00.23.
Senior Cora Smith was second in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 10:56.63. Smith was fifth in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 5:16.24, and senior Elizabeth Fritzen was seventh in 5:19.13.
Fritzen finished third in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:17.05, and senior Paige Ackley was 12th in 3:35.58.
Eighth-grader Ralph Johnson finished sixth in the 55-meter dash in a time of 6.94 seconds. Johnson finished eighth in the 300-meter dash in 39.14 seconds, and sophomore Sam VanDyke was 17th in 40.45 seconds.
Senior Alyssa Simonetti finished sixth in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 9.84 seconds, and senior Marissa Eisenhower was sixth in the shot put with a heave of 31-feet, 2 /12 inches.
Junior Jayden Rose finished ninth in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 2:51.14, and junior Skyler Dengler was 10th in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 10.0 seconds.
Sophomore Emily Tully was 14th in the high jump at 4-feet.
Senior Brandon Bubniak finished 16th in the 600-meter run in a time of 1:35.87.
VanDyke finished 21st in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet, 4-inches.
Eighth-grader Elizabeth Vaughn finished 21st in the 600-meter run in a time of 2:01.82.
Waverly returns to action Feb. 15 at the Section IV State Qualifier at Cornell University.
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About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.